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it. >> chris: let's talk about the attack on the u.s. consultate in benghazi that killed four americans including ambassador chris stevens. the top libyan official says that the attack on tuesday was quote his words preplanned. al-qaeda says the operation was revenge for our killing a top al-qaeda leader. what do we know? >> we are obviously investigating this very closely. the fbi has a lead in this investigation. the information the best information and the best assessment we have today is that in fact this was not a preplanned premeditated attack. that what happened initially was that it was a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in cairo as a consequence of the video. people gathered outside the embassy and then it grew very violent and those with extremist ties joined the fray and came with heav heavy weapos which unfortunately are quite common in post revolutionary libya and that then spun out of control. we don't see at this point signs this was a coordinated plan premeditated attack. we will wait for the results of the investigation and don't want to jump t
. >> reporter: but after benghazi, the u.s. ambassador to libya asass natd, three more americans murdered, with egypt run by islamists, syria out of control, mitt romney campaigning in colorado blamed barack obama. >> these are not bumps in the road, these are human lives. these are developments we do not want to see. this is time for a president who will shape events in the middle east. >> reporter: in our presidential election, romney is trailing in colorado and in ohio, a must-win state for him where he campaigns tomorrow. >> and look, we're going to win. no question in my mind we're going to win. >> reporter: six weeks to go. one reason president obama is limiting diplomatic time at the u.n. and his united nations speech tomorrow will be mostly aimed at american voters. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> in a related development, iran's president also in new york to address the u.n. today he called for the elimination of israel. president mahmoud ahmadinejad made that statement to reporters. the national security council said president ahmadinejad's comments are characteristically disgu
and three other americans killed in an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, arriving at andrews air force base in maryland. u.s. officials are investigating whether the assault was a terrorist attack that seized to the presses in the arab world over an anti- muslim video. >> chris stevens was everything america could want in an ambassador, as the whole country has come to see. >> reporter: a radical islamic group is the leading suspect in the attacks. at least four people have been taken into custody in connection with the attacks. top libyan officials believe the attack on the u.s. embassy was premeditated and highly organized. >> this was a deliberate and preplanned attack in every sense of the word. >> reporter: demonstrationed sparked by the anti-islamic film said to denigrate the prophet muhammad spreading to nearly 20 countries and the west bank, among them yemen, afghanistan, great grain and india. security force -- great britain and india. security forces opening fire in libya killing at least one person. egyptian officials clashing with the groups in cairo. israeli of
.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. during an interview with the spanish network univision, the president said extremists took advantage of the anger directed at the video. he said it's not clear if al qaeda was part of the attack. >>> today president obama will campaign in woodbridge. the public rally will take place at pfizner stadium earlier this afternoon. the president is also taking part in a forum with hispanic voters. mitt romney took part in a similar forum on wednesday. >> the most important lesson i've learned is you can't change washington from the inside. you can only change it from the outside. >> more than 20 million hispanics are expected to vote this year. mitt romney is criticizing president obama over that comment. he said it's proof the president has given up on the job. >> we face a washington that's broken, that can't do the job. the president said he can't change washington from the inside. he can only change it from outside. we're going to give him that chance in november. he's going outside. >> romney will campaign today in nevada, which has the nation's highest unempl
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